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Thursday Coffee Talk/Open Thread

by: rich

Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 07:17:42 AM EST

Good morning, it's the day after the day after. Still feeling good about the election? I sure am. Here's todays cup-o-links.

Election Post-Mortem (Continued Celebration)

  • Capitol Journal: What we learned from Election Day. “This Election season has finally come to a close, so now it's time to take a look at some things we've learned.”
  • Freep: Area voters show they believe in Obama. “President-elect Barack Obama ran a historic presidential campaign based on a promise to Americans that their futures could be shaped by two words: Hope and change. And voters believed.”

What’s Next

  • AP: With Obama win, speculation swirls around Granholm. And so the speculation begins...
  • The SuperSpade: Big Opportunities, Big Change. “Now is our chance to make real, fundamental change in very progressive ways.”


  • Battle Creek Enquirer: Emotions high after historic election. Two Hillsdale college students, Walberg volunteers, discuss how great it would be if someone killed Obama. Someone will probably be getting a visit from the Secret Service soon.

Another Win

  • Traverse City Record-Eagle: 1st Dem elected to GT board in 20 yrs. “Ross Richardson handily defeated Republican David Barr by a 2,483 to 1,839 tally in commission District 5 that includes the eastern regions of Traverse City and Garfield Township.”

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

  • Detroit News: DOE sets auto loan rules. “The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled interim rules to oversee its $25 billion auto loan program late Wednesday, which could allow automakers and suppliers to win loans before the end of the year.”
  • Wired: The Chevy Volt Will Save GM (And Get The Girl). “GM's only ray of light is the Chevrolet Volt, its all-in bet on the golden retriever going in for the injured point guard with five minutes left to play, the home team down by 15 and all of Motor City's cheerleaders out waxing their bikini lines. The odds are good the gamble will pay off.”

Our Fallen Soldiers

  • Flint Journal: Flint's McFarlan Park looking for the families of a few good soldiers -- 1,426 to be exact. “A dedication ceremony for more than 1,400 fallen soldiers just won't be the same if their families aren't there. The soldier's names, titles and the wars they died in are listed on a memorial monument at McFarlan Park in downtown Flint, but little else is known aboutthem -- including who and where their families are today.”

Comic Relief

  • The Onion: Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress. Just go read it. You will laugh. Here’s a taste: “Carrying a majority of the popular vote, Obama did especially well among women and young voters, who polls showed were particularly sensitive to the current climate of everything being fucked.”

As always, if I missed anything please feel free to add it to the comments.

rich :: Thursday Coffee Talk/Open Thread
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